secondary metabolite

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sec·on·dar·y me·tab·o·lite

a metabolite synthesized in a step in secondary metabolism.

secondary metabolite

a product of microbial cells in culture when growth is slowing down. While having no obvious role in the cellular physiology of the producer, secondary metabolites are sometimes most useful to humans, e.g. as antibiotics. Compare PRIMARY METABOLITE.
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Besides their pathogenicity these fungi also produce a wide range of secondary compound.
Innovative positional 13C-labelling will break new ground quantifying real-time sub-molecular carbon investment into VOCs and CO2, enabling mechanistic descriptions of the underlying biochemical pathways coupling anabolic and catabolic processes, particularly the long overlooked link between secondary compound synthesis and CO2 emission in the light.
This study used the same developmental stages of nuts described in the secondary compound study.
They looked in the rear but the secondary compound holding the Jaycee and the girls was so well hidden they saw only a porch and a fence.
The validation has shown that the PocketTips are effective for simple compound transfers as well as more complex secondary compound screening applications, such as selectively assays (P450), potency determinations IC50), cell- and enzyme-based assays and PCR primer dilutions.
Results of the secondary compound show that tannic acid was low for most species.
However, it is possible that pikas cause a reduction in secondary compound production by harvesting plants high in phenolics.
6-Methoxybenzoxazolinone (MBOA) was identified as a plant secondary compound which was used by montane voles, Microtus montanus, to stimulate reproduction at exactly the appropriate time for food availability to support pup rearing (47-49).
rossii, and delay consumption until the toxins decay, then (1) toxins should decrease to acceptable levels during storage; (2) pikas should be capable of distinguishing between plants with high and low concentrations of phenolics and should prefer the latter; and (3) plants initially high in secondary compounds should be consumed from the cache after secondary compound concentrations decline.
Gundlach and coworkers also applied MJ to 36 additional cell suspension cultures in which the secondary compound was less well defined, and all responded with the accumulation of low molecular mass compounds.
1998) described vegetable tannins as carbon-based secondary compounds and noted that their biosynthesis related to growth or differentiation processes in plants is regulated by the availability of environmental resources.